Origins

The Philanthropy Club (TPC) nurtures a network of philanthropists to be as effective as they can be.  Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, who brought back fire and optimism to humanity once left in darkness and despair, we are in search of the modern-day Prometheus bringing to the world innovation for change. 

With our origins dating back to 2011 and approaching our 10th Anniversary Year, The Philanthropy Club (TPC)  was established in 2011 to explore how and why Philanthropists in London give. Founders soon noted a change of thinking in the city when it came and charitable giving. People were wanting to invest in social causes, even if they weren’t going to make a profit. And they wanted to invest in an impactful way. Rather than just donating to charity and hoping for the best, they wanted to put time and resources into finding solutions to a problem and then funding it.

Translating this knowledge into action The Philanthropy Club (TPC) has evolved over the years to become a private members’ club for a new generation of philanthropists. Our clients are charitable, creative, and connected individuals who come together to drive innovation that brings hope and opportunity, around the globe, to people most in need. They match their skills and resources with impactful endeavours that would not otherwise happen without their philanthropies.

The Team

The Philanthropy Club (TPC) comprises a dedicated team of successful advisors and professionals with nearing 100 years of collective experience combining world-class insight, understanding of what real impact looks like, and genuine compassion. 

Afzaal Mauthoor, Founder and Development Partner

Afzaal Mauthoor, Founder and Development Partner

Afzaal is the founder of The Philanthropy Club (TPC)  and is an award-winning serial entrepreneur in London and was reported as one of Europe's philanthropy disruptors by the Economist. He heads a start-up accelerator in the City of London, for international entrepreneurs investing in London and Isle of Man and British founders breaking into Asian markets. His international outlook and expertise place Afzaal in the best position to lead The Philanthropy Club's international development. 

Jon Kinnell, Chief Executive

Jon Kinnell, Chief Executive

A philanthropy specialist, Jon has enjoyed the privilege of supporting some of the most entrepreneurial and passionate individuals, families, companies and their advisors both in the UK and internationally, in understanding the importance of effective philanthropy and innovative ways for clients to support their causes which matter most. With a focus on international development, education, and engaging marginalised communities. Jon's passion lays in partnerships, knowledge sharing, and connectivity. Facilitating and managing sustainable philanthropy programs for clients that achieve long term systemic, social, economic, and environmental impact.

Building on senior roles within diverse global organisations including WaterAid and The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Jon brings to the team over a decade of experience advising high-value philanthropy, fundraising, social enterprise, ethical and social financing. A unique perspective from both sides of the giving journey, and the skill set which will help the club as we evolve and expand into the next phase of supporting The Philanthropy Club (TPC) clients.

Shaz Mauthoor Chief Operating Officer

Shaz Mauthoor Chief Operating Officer

Shaz is the co-founder of The Philanthropy Club (TPC) and a human rights lawyer. She had a successful career with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. As co-founder Shaz's focus for The Philanthropy Club (TPC) is to ensure TPC adheres to and complies with UK, EU, and International policies for Identification, Validation, and Anti Money Laundering (AML) practices. A particularly important role given the ever-changing and challenging environment when it comes to charitable assets.

Amy Blackwell Advisory & Impact Partner

Amy Blackwell Advisory & Impact Partner

Amy brings 30 years of financial and impact experience supporting clients as they navigate the process of designing bespoke impact strategies. Identifying best practices to engage all her clients’ impact assets-networks and connections, skills, and wealth. Amy works with professional advisers in wealth management, private client law, and tax so that they are prepared to have initial discussions with their clients about philanthropy and impact investment. By utilising a values-based approach, Amy’s strategies are beneficiary led and impact-focused. Her underlying principle is based on her belief that the word “philanthropist” needs to be reframed and focused on the goal of being a “Net Giver”- have given more than you have taken.

Amy has been a mentor for professional development, advising major gifts senior managers. She is highly skilled at training and works with tax advisers, estate planners, and wealth managers to learn how to incorporate philanthropic and impact planning into their clients’ holistic wealth and estate strategy. As an American expat in London, Amy has specialist knowledge regarding philanthropy as a dual taxpayer. With experience from multiple perspectives, her approach is based on what good giving and investment look and feels like from all sides. Amy believes that a values-based strategy for achieving impact is the most effective and satisfying approach.

Daniel Batt Client Engagement and High Value Fundraising Partner

Daniel Batt Client Engagement and High Value Fundraising Partner

Daniel began his career in the Voluntary Sector over 27 years ago. As experienced Major Donor fundraiser, he spent years securing large gifts ranging from £10,000 - £1,000,000, from HNW and UHNW individual philanthropists and grant-giving foundations at charities such as the NSPCC and Bart’s Hospital. He then moved to the commercial sector, to secure investment for a range of companies that required seed funding and/or second or third round capital investment.

Daniel founded a professional network of executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (“LGBT”) community and non-LGBT business leaders. The organisation was committed to building business relationships. Daniel's role included: raising investment funds from HNW and UHNW individuals to facilitate the expansion of the company; securing sponsorship for monthly exclusive networking events and management of the company. Daniel now focuses on advising HNW and UHNW individuals (both LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+) as an introducer for companies who are looking to secure capital investment.  Daniel feels passionately about; homelessness; LGBTQ human rights both nationally and internationally; supporting addicts in recovery from addiction and tackling knife crime in London.

Matt Fenton Client Immersion & Travel Partner

Matt Fenton Client Immersion & Travel Partner

Matt has helped build several successful social enterprises and travel companies. He believes that travel can be a key driver of social and environmental change and specialises in helping people step out of their comfort zone. He has led several large travel businesses specialising in events, ski, volunteer travel, experience travel, and sports tours. He has jumped off of the Semuc Champey waterfalls. Twice. Matt is a founding partner of The Philanthropy Club (TPC) leading on our client immersion experience, fundraising services, and field trips.

Annie Moon Philanthropy Relationship Partner

With her background in youth and community and founder of Be the Difference Services, Annie brings over 25 years’ experience to TPC as a change-maker across public, private, and third sectors. Annie's passion lies in developing relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and networks that open doors and create opportunities that would otherwise remain inaccessible.  With this in mind, Annie works with our philanthropists to help extend their network, connect to leading influencers in thought leadership and practitioners, and create platforms that help members become recognised game-changers. In addition, Annie offers a selection of bolt-on social impact co-pilot services to support delivery and implementation.